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The Eroticist (1972)

Nonostante le apparenze... e purchè la nazione non lo sappia... all'onorevole piacciono le donne (original title)
R | | Comedy | November 1975 (USA)
A senator campaigning for the Italian Presidency tries to find a cure for his uncontrollable penchant for sexual harassment, all while a group of corrupt politicians linked to dangerous Vatican officials try to keep the news under wraps.


Lucio Fulci


Lucio Fulci (story), Sandro Continenza (story) (as Alessandro Continenza) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Lando Buzzanca ... Senator Giacinto Puppis
Lionel Stander ... Cardinal Maravidi
Laura Antonelli ... Sister Delicata
Corrado Gaipa Corrado Gaipa ... Don Gesualdo
Renzo Palmer ... Father Lucion
Agostina Belli ... Sister Brunhilde
José Quaglio ... Pietro Fornari (as Josè Quaglio)
Arturo Dominici ... His Excellency
Eva Czemerys ... Fantasy Woman
Anita Strindberg ... French Ambassador's Wife
Francis Blanche ... Father Schirer
Armando Bandini ... Bartolino - Maravidi's Secretary
Christian Aligny Christian Aligny ... Puppis' Secretary (as Christian Alegny)
Aldo Puglisi ... Carmelino the chauffeur
Claudio Nicastro ... Baddoni, police captain


Senator Pupis feels a strong and uncontrollable urge to grab women's bottoms, a habit than can lead to embarrassment, especially if the woman in question is head of another state and the occasion a state visit. In his desperation Pupis turns to the clergy for spiritual and psychological help. Written by Stefan Kahrs <smk@dcs.ed.ac.uk>

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The Senator's up for the Presidency, but his hands are up to something else...




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Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »


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Lyrics and Music by Fred Bongusto and Franco Califano
Performed by Bruno Martino
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softcore porn meets political satire
13 March 2015 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Italian director Lucio Fulci is best known for horror flicks. He ventured into political satire with "All'onorevole piacciono le donne" (alternately called "The Senator Likes Women" and "The Eroticist" in English). The main character is a libidinous politician who spends a few days at a spiritual retreat full of hot women. Italian politicians have a reputation as corrupt lechers - Silvio Berlusconi's shenanigans could fill a book - so this movie comes across as a little too obvious, but I liked it. I got the feeling that they had a lot of fun making the movie. Not surprisingly, it faced censorship when it got released; some people just can't take a little criticism.

As for the some of the cast members. Lionel Stander was an American actor who appeared in movies from the '30s through the '90s; he played the Ferris Wheel owner in Steven Spielberg's "1941". Corrado Gaipa played Don Tommassino in "The Godfather Part 2".

The main thing that I derived from the movie is the same thing that I derived from "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", "Dr. Strangelove", "Wag the Dog" and "Fun with Dick and Jane": comedy is the best way to draw attention to political issues. Really fun movie, if really weird. Those were some hot nuns.

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November 1975 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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